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Old 01-19-2015, 10:35 PM   #21
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Anybody have a picture? I have a couple of screws with slight cosmetic issues. I'd dab with Tremclad, if I thought it was a problem.
That's Canadian for Rustoleum.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:36 PM   #22
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I pretty much distrust the quality of most anything made in China -- but unfortunately, these days that's hard to avoid. I recall a couple of years ago visiting the gift shop at a Cracker Barrel after the wife and I had breakfast there. There were quilts, country kitsch, etc, as anyone who's been there knows. The whole theme is "country store". And, you guessed it -- almost every single item was made in China. It bothers me. Call me old fashioned but I'm willing to pay for quality, especially if it means jobs for North America.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:37 PM   #23
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These screws are on the inside and the only exposure to moisture is via condensation, correct?
Mine appear to have a tiny clear plastic washer that may or may not be protecting the screw head, but either way the amount of condensation to corrode these must be so prevalent for it to occur??
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We camped in the 2010 17B for at least 100 nights from 9/10/13-7/1/14 and had plenty of condensation with non-thermal windows with no rust.
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I pulled one and looked at it under a microscope. It is obviously that someone roughened it up on a fine sanding belt, you can see the passes on the out of round head. Then it was 'dusted' with black paint. If it was left plated we would not be having the rust. The plating was removed exposing the steel.


It not even low grade stainless ... its common imported crappy steel.


Our trailer is parked under a carport and inside temp is 58+, this is just raw steel rusting.
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Who would spend the time sanding an 'out of round' screw head?
Really?
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:54 PM   #27
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Who would spend the time sanding an 'out of round' screw head?
Really?
Now that is the question ...

The sanding was to give 'tooth' for the paint to adhere to. Resulting in an out of round head with obvious 'passes'. I can only say what I see through my microscope.

That's why it's rusting so quick, it's raw steel with the plating removed so the paint would stick, but very little paint was applied. It wasn't a bad plated screw until it was sanded.

And I wondered how the heck they dusted them with paint? Bare hands, or do the lucky ones have a glove?

I'd say a place where labor is dirt cheap .... maybe a place where virtually everything is made by hand, even millions of holiday light strands obviously hand assembled.
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The window screws in the Trillium I am rebuilding were somewhat corroded too.

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Nice picture.
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The standards are not what we grew up with and are accustomed to.
I've seen cars come and go since the 1970's... and standards are indeed not what we grew up with. They're better now: a recent GM car (to avoid comparisons between companies) is better built, better finished, more reliable, and longer-lasting than my parents' GM cars of 1971 and 1979.
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